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Seven Tips For Flu Season

People are referring to H1N1 as the swine flu, however, H1N1 Virus is not the pure swine flu virus of 1976. This virus has chunks of DNA that are consistent with human seasonal flu (influenza type A) and pieces that are consistent with avian flu or bird flu, so it is a new viral entity that has the backbone of swine flu, with chunks of human flu and avian flu inserted into it. The concern is that our antibodies (our T cells and our B cells) haven’t seen it before, so our immune system has to mount a full immune response the first time we are exposed to it. (more…)

4 Sun Smart Tips

Whether you are hitting the beach or just your back yard, here are some tips that will help you protect your skin inside and out in order to enjoy the longer sunny days of summer safely.

  1. Prevention is the key. Limit sun exposure, especially between 10am and 4pm. You can be outside, but you should seek shade during these hours. If you cannot avoid the sun during these hours, wear a hat with a wide brim to protect your face, sunglasses to protect your eyes, and long sleeves and pants weather permitting. Use Enfuselle sunscreen everywhere else that is exposed. For the most effective protection, apply sunscreen before going outdoors. It only takes about 2 tablespoons of this sunscreen to adequately cover your body. And remember to get the common trouble spots, top of the feet, top of the ears, back of the neck, lips. Antibiotics, oral contraceptives and tranquilizers can all increase sun sensitivity. If you have light skin or are a redhead, you should be especially careful about sun exposure. One bad sunburn in childhood or adolescence or five or more sunburns at any age actually doubles your chances of developing melanoma later in life. Both tanning and sunburn are dangerous, because both the acute exposure that leaves you sunburned and the chronic exposure that gives you a tan, can cause the DNA damage that ultimately lead to skin cancer. Too much sun is simply…not healthy! A healthy dose of sun is about 15 to 20 minutes of sun exposure per day to synthesize enough daily vitamin D, which is a crucial nutrient for many body processes, including building healthy bones and teeth.